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Beijing, China: The Beijing National Aquatics Center—aka “The Water Cube”.
The Beijing National Aquatics Center—aka “The Water Cube”—was designed and built by a consortium made up of PTW Architects, Arup International Engineering Group, China State Construction Engineering Corporation and China Construction Design International of Shanghai. It was completed in 2008.

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(Canon PowerShot G12)
Featured in Architecture and Street Art, 12/2011; Shapes & Patterns, 3/2012; Art in Math, 4/4/2012; The Compact Group, 29/09/2012.


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  • Lissie E J
    Lissie E Jalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Chris Chalk
    Chris Chalkalmost 3 years ago

    Incredible piece of Artcitecture, an amazing and colourful desing. Great narrative too!

  • Thank you Christopher. And thanks for the favorite. Thanks for having a look at my portfolio.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoalmost 3 years ago

    This is just incredible Ethna… The photo is almost 3 dimensional…

  • Thanks! It’s quite an interesting building. Most unusual.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 2 years ago

    what a fantastic design, well seen Ethna!

  • Thank you so much, Georgie. My apologies for the very late reply; somehow I missed your comment.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 2 years ago

    Wonderful, love the simple lines and colour here!

  • Thank you Tracy!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • fernblacker
    fernblackerover 2 years ago

    Beautiful patterns and colours Ethna!!

  • Thank you, Fern.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 2 years ago

    Excellent work, well done!

  • Thank you for the feature!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Wendy-Wilton
    Wendy-Wiltonover 2 years ago

    Great work Ethna. Very abstract with great shapes and colours. Congrats on a great feature :~)

  • Thanks Wendy!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature in the Shapes and Patterns group!

  • Thank you, Cee! Hope everything is going well with you these days.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • linaji
    linajiover 2 years ago

    Great work Ethna and congrats on all your features…specially Art in Math…heheheh

  • Thank you very much for the favorite, Lina and for the feature in Art in Math!

    – Ethna Gillespie

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